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Health Careers Education
HL00280
Dental Laboratory Orientation
150.00
This course provides a foundation to a career in dental laboratory.
Students learn the roles and responsibilities of the dental laboratory technician. Students study the history and development of the profession and professional organizations related to dental laboratory. Laboratory safety, infection control, legal and ethical standards and preventive dentistry are also be studied in this course.
Lara Skaggs
Program Manager
405 743 5106
lskag@okcareertech.org
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Introduction
to the Dental Lab Program
1.
Identify
the five career majors offered in the Dental Laboratory.

2.
Summarize
the three pathways for certification by the National Board for
Certification of
Dental Laboratory.

3.
Design
essential documents to support career readiness in the dental
laboratory field.

4.
Practice
completing applications for actual positions found in the dental
laboratory field.

5.
Prepare
for the various stages of the employment selection process.

6.
Outline
the major functions of a lab manager in the industry and compare
with the program lab managers responsibilities.


7. Describe the following components of HOSA: committees, competitive
events, and various
chapter activities.


Infectious
Disease and Hazard Control
1.
Describe and demonstrate standard precaution procedures used in a
dental laboratory.

2.
Summarize infection control practices
necessary in a dental laboratory.

3. Describe the importance of bloodborne pathogens within the dental
laboratory field.

4. Summarize the role of OSHA in the dental laboratory.

5. Describe
the regulations regarding transferring products to a second
container.

6. Explain
the use of MSDS.

7. List
personal protective equipment used with hazardous materials.

8. Identify
the category dental laboratory technicians fall under in the
occupational
exposure, and explain why.




9.
List
proper equipment safety practices all students will be required to
follow.

10 Summarize each of the thirteen personal safety hazards.


11. Exhibit use of proper Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE) required in the Dental Lab Program.

12. Define the emergency equipment found in the dental lab and state how and when it is to be used.


Legal,
Ethical and Historical Aspects
1.
Explain the difference between ethics
and jurisprudence.

2.
Discuss the difference between legal
and moral.

3.
Identify the purpose of the Board of Dentistry.

4. Given
a scenario, analyze the Oklahoma laws governing dental labs and dental lab technicians.


5. Describe
past dental treatment.


6. Discuss the historical development dental lab techniques.


7. Describe dental laboratory associations.




8.
Identify where the National Association
of Dental Laboratories is located.

9.
Summarize
the three pathways for certification by National Board for Certification of
Dental Laboratory.

10
Identify the application process to become
certified.




Preventive Dentistry


1. Identify
the different ways a person may receive fluoride.

2. Explain
the most effective form of fluoride.

3.
Demonstrate the proper way to brush and
floss your teeth.

4.
Summarize the progression of
periodontal disease.









National Board for Certification in Dental Lab Technology
http://208.106.249.75/cdt_exam_cont.cfm



Amerian Dental Association Standards


http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/accred/standards/dlt.pdf
http://www.nadl.org/


Required Course Texts

"LAP Book" - Learning Activity Packets (LAP) Book, Moore Norman
Technology Center
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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Dental Laboratory Technician